“Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.“ Bruntland Commission - 1987
The Anishinaabe and other Tribal Nations inhabiting this area, including the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, sustained their communities through a balanced relationship with the land, the river, and the lake for over 10,000 years. Now, under the direction of its residents and with the guidance of city leadership, The City of Duluth seeks to continue sustainable development - centering the needs of current residents, future generations, and the environment while in pursuit of economic prosperity.
Duluth’s goal of 80% reduction of Greenhouse gasses by 2050 will result in a more resilient Duluth, ready to tackle the effects of our changing climate and pollution. For more information on our goals and commitments, how to get involved, and who to contact with questions, investigate the sidebar!
Planning for winter: a year-round job
Some City of Duluth staff, the whole year is used to strategize, make sense of data, and prepare for the upcoming snow falls and icy roads.
Duluth Water Plant
The Duluth water plant is a community lifeline for Duluth and the surrounding area. Learn more about the plant and Water Lab Chemist, Lindsey Seifert-Monson.
Minnesota GreenStep Cities Program
Kaija Roy explains the MN GreenStep cities program and how Duluth Benefits
One City Supported by a 100-year-old system
Duluth's 100 year old stormwater system needs updating ready why our stormwater systems matter
Solar in Duluth
Alex Jackson, City Energy Coordinator, has been saving the City of Duluth money and cutting the carbon footprint through solar installation.
Duluth Natural Areas Program
Diane Desotelle, City of Duluth’s Natural Resources Coordinator